Question. What is Cheesecake?
Answer. Cheesecake is a rich-tasting dessert made mainly of cream cheese. The cooked cheesecake is covered with a fruit glaze and it is topped with fresh fruit(s). Cheesecake was invented by the Greeks a few thousand years ago.

2 fruit cheesecake

Cheesecake demo

What you will learn from this lesson

  • Preparation of the graham cracker crumb
  • Proper mixing of the cheesecake batter
  • What to do to prevent lumps
  • Proper baking of the cheesecake
  • How to make a fruit glaze for the cheesecake (optional)
  • Storing the cheesecake


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